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It's time for today's edition of #BenInNature ...

It's time for today's edition of #BenInNature presented by our friends at Carter Bank & Trust! About a year ago, I made a video about Cypripedium acaule, the pink lady's slipper orchid. It's my favorite wildflower, and I'm happy to report that they're in bloom right now if you feel like going on a hunt to spot one! I did notice that there were far fewer this year versus last year; I'm blaming the recent late frost, although these plants are admittedly a bit particular when it comes to their requirements. The pink lady's slipper can be found throughout much of the eastern third of the U.S. and many parts of Canada, extending from the Great Lakes down to Alabama and parts east in the U.S. Within its range, it can be found ...

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My husband and I brought our son to the Dino Festival and Dragon Festival! He loved it! Great way to have a family ...

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As the state museum of natural history, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has award-winning permanent and travelling exhibits.

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Travel exhibits are currently available in 8 Virginia counties and one in North Carolina.

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